Samuel Andrew Moyer
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Police: After burglary spree, man tried to break out of cop car — then Cobb jail

A Cobb County resident was awakened by a commotion outside, and when he peered out his door he saw a man staring back at him.

Samuel Andrew Moyer, 22, of Douglasville, is accused of breaking into several cars before trying to rush into the home early Sunday morning.

That was only the beginning of his alleged crimes.

Police told Channel 2 Action News that Moyer tried to break into several parked cars along Baker Plantation Drive in Acworth, stealing an iPod, phone chargers and other items. That ruckus woke up Patrick Feldt.

“I poked my head out of the door, and he was standing right (there),” Feldt told Channel 2. “So I backed up, and I slammed the door shut. As soon as I did, his hand caught the door ... and he just started banging on the door trying to get in.”


The frightened resident armed himself with a golf club and called 911, he told the news station. Feldt said he lives with his sister and her two children.

“That’s the scary part, because if I wasn’t awake, I don’t know what he would’ve done,” he said.

Police officers found Moyer along the road, where he was arrested. Officers said they found marijuana and sleeping pills on him.

Moyer would face two more felonies before the day was over.

After being placed in the patrol car, he allegedly tried to break out, and he’s accused of doing the same thing at the Cobb jail. He ran through two doors at the jail before being tackled by deputies, according to the arrest warrant.

Those incidents led to him being charged with escape and obstruction, which are both felonies.

He was already facing three felonies and three misdemeanors, including charges of first-degree burglary, entering a vehicle with the intent to commit theft and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, Cobb jail records show.

He remains in jail without bond.

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